At UChicago Law, we take pride in a diverse student body. Take some time to click through these student profiles to learn why some of our students chose to come here, how they get involved at the Law School, and the kind of experiences they have had.
Andrew gained a lot from developing strong relationships with students and faculty—and from getting involved in the Law School and Hyde Park communities.
Sri was working as an investigator for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., when she realized that she wanted to be a lawyer.
Jasmina's parents, who moved the family to St. Louis from Bosnia in 1994, taught her that hard work is the key to success.
Karice, a Jamaica native, came to the Law School for law and economics—and for the rigor. She's at her best, she says, when the standards are high.
As a lawyer, Josh hopes to focus on international law and innovation—an interest piqued by his service in the Israeli army and partly inspired by the 2009 book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle.
Ruby, who has been interested in crime and recidivism since childhood, chose the Law School in large part because of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic.
Since arriving at the Law School, Lauren, who grew up near Birmingham, Alabama, has particularly enjoyed being a part of the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program and having exposure to supportive Law School alumni.
Attending the Law School as a Cafaro Scholar has moved Constance closer to her dream of becoming a public defender.
Gabe wanted to attend a law school that would give him the "most intellectually comprehensive view of our legal system."
Carmel has made pro bono work a priority since arriving at the Law School, logging 60 hours by the beginning of her 1L Spring Quarter. She says the Law School has made it easy to find different ways to volunteer.
Andrew's dedication to public defense began in high school, and has grown with Law School organizations like the Pro Bono Service Initiative and the Spring Break of Service.
Jimmy Lin—who first became interested in transactional law after working as a translator for American and Chinese lawyers—got invaluable real-world experience writing contracts in the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab.
She had already earned a Master of Public Health degree and worked for a public health organization; in law school, she would learn how to evaluate and effect change in these meaningful policies and programs.